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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 2026–2031

Stable self-guided propagation of two optical harmonics coupled by a microwave or a terahertz wave

Victoria V. Steblina, Alexander V. Buryak, Rowland A. Sammut, Deyu Zhou, Mordechai Segev, and Paul Prucnal  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 2026-2031 (2000)

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We propose a new scheme for self-trapping of (2+1)-dimensional optical beams: parametric interaction between self-guided waves of optical and microwave (or terahertz) frequencies, which relies on the combination of optical rectification and the electro-optic effect in a bulk noncentrosymmetric medium. We show that, in spite of strong domination of quasi-cubic terms, quadratic nonlinearity provides an effective stabilization mechanism to prevent collapse in a large range of parameters where three-wave solitons exist.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

Victoria V. Steblina, Alexander V. Buryak, Rowland A. Sammut, Deyu Zhou, Mordechai Segev, and Paul Prucnal, "Stable self-guided propagation of two optical harmonics coupled by a microwave or a terahertz wave," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 2026-2031 (2000)

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